About COTS

Mission Statement

The Central Ohio Trauma System's (COTS) mission is to reduce injuries and save lives by improving and coordinating trauma care, emergency care and disaster preparedness systems in Central Ohio. COTS supports prevention, education, data collection and research initiatives. COTS’ purpose is as a forum for addressing issues affecting the delivery of trauma and emergency healthcare services primarily in Central Ohio.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Sustain an inclusive system where community partners work together to resolve issues associated with trauma, emergency and medical disaster preparedness
  • Maintain COTS' two databases (the Regional Trauma Registry and the Emergency Department Real-time Activity Status) for reliable data analysis, in order to improve patient care; to provide a basis for focusing initiatives on areas of highest need; and to provide benchmarks for measuring progress
  • Facilitate initiatives that accomplish appropriate resource utilization while reducing deaths and disabilities from trauma, stokes, heart attacks and other emergency health conditions
  • Coordinate healthcare partners' medical disaster preparedness and response
COTS' core values are service-oriented and include:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Evidence-based work
  • Excellence